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Looking after you gut health has never been so important these days. If you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle then you have probably considered several different aspects of your life. From physical health to mental health, it all plays a part in good health.
One thing that most people don’t realise is one of the most important aspects of your health is your gut. One of the biggest things that has come to light in recent years is the role that the gut plays in good health. The younger we are the better the gut functions but over time people seem to have more and more trouble moving their bowels. As a result these toxins build up in the body and can cause real detriment over time.
Gut health is easy to joke about and never is something that people like to discuss at family outings. It is something that must be addressed, especially if you’re constantly getting sick.
Toxins and waste can destroy vital parts of the body and the gut is the main part that can keep those things from affecting the rest of the body.
5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health Today
1. Drink plenty of water. You’ve probably heard this all to many times but it’s so important as our bodies are made up of 70% water.
2. Exercise. Yes, keeping active is the best way to not just stay healthy but it will help your digestion and help you stay regular.
3. Take or eat more probiotics. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir help build good bacteria in the stomach. Yogurt and kombucha are also good sources of probiotics.
4. Manage your stress. Stress can have a huge impact on our health, especially gut health. Activties such as yoga, meditation and therapy are good ways to help you do that. More more tips on managing stress, check out our post, 5 Helpful Tips to Help you Manage Stress
5. Cut down alcohol and coffee. Both are stimulants that can wreak havoc on the gut and disrupt the digestive process.
6. Eat more fibre. Most times, increasing your fibre intake will help keep you regular and maintain a clean and healthy gut.
7. Seek medical advice. As always, seek medical advice, whether it’s you GP or a naturopath to help with you diet to get you gut health back on track.
Taking your gut health seriously is an important way to ensure a healthy and well functioning body. Whether you choose to eat more fibers and whole grains or you choose to use dietary supplements and gut cleanses to get the toxins out of your body is completely up to you.